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  • Ivy Band gets sustainable home for training

    Nov 4, 2009

    The new facility for the 4th Infantry Division band is a green building, heated/cooled with geothermal energy.

  • Picerne explains what happens to BAH under housing privatization

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Spartans arrive in Kuwait

    Nov 4, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATION BASE BUEHRING, Kuwait - "Rollover, Rollover, Rollover," shouted Spartan Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division as they participated in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle egress training, just one of the final training exercises the brigade must finish before leaving Kuwait and push forward to Iraq.

  • What housing privatization means to Soldiers, their Families

    Nov 4, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The terms Residential Communities Initiative, or RCI, and privatized Family housing are now being used at Aberdeen Proving Ground. They both have to do with a new program that will change the face of Family housing on post over the next 50 years.

  • Ordnance Museum looks to future

    Nov 4, 2009

  • 3-89 Cavalry conducts squadron-level FTX

    Nov 4, 2009

    Gearing up for Afghanistan and building on previous training, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted a squadron-level field training exercise at Castor 1 and 2 training areas Sept. 21-25.

  • Meet Fort Monmouth and the U.S. Army CECOM LCMC: Part 2 of 3

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Field artillerymen sharpen basic infantry skills

    Nov 4, 2009

    As infantry Soldiers took the Expert Infantryman Badge test here last week, Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, trained in a similar light in preparation for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's new battlefield mission, Oct. 26-30.

  • USACE tests electronic verification of credentials at 3 demo sites

    Nov 4, 2009

    Letterkenny Army Depot now using prototype for Army-standard Automated Installation Entry systems ...

  • Never to Return

    Nov 4, 2009

    Five American cemeteries are located in the Benelux footprint and are not only a lasting memorial to the men and women who rest there, but they are also a link that binds the military of today to the military of yesterday.

  • Allies for Freedom

    Nov 4, 2009

    NORMANDY, France - Sixty-five years ago, men of the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions were lacing up their boots, strapping on their chutes and jumping into the unknown for not just a battle, but a war.

  • Hixson successfully defends Military Long Drive title

    Nov 3, 2009

    Coast Guard Ensign Ryan Hixson defeated Army Reserve Pfc. Nate Chadwick Oct. 28, to win his third Military Long Drive Championship.

  • Advocates stand up for abuse victims

    Nov 3, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - It's a subject often hidden from family, friends and neighbors, but staff members from Army Community Service are shining their lights into the dark corners of domestic abuse.

  • Soldiers, Families, Community make a difference at Fort Carson

    Nov 3, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers, Family members, civilian employees and members of the community, including Air Force Academy cadets, joined in Make a Difference Day on Fort Carson, cleaning up one of the popular post's recreation areas.

  • Transporters Win Inaugural Sustainment Bowl

    Nov 3, 2009

    Transportation Corps Soldiers were jubilant in victory after they were announced the winners of the inaugural Sustainment Bowl on Oct. 30. The team of transporters, who participated in events as varied as racquetball and a relay race, gathered on the field of Williams Stadium to celebrate the historic win.

  • Army Field Band Soldier salutes military in high profile event

    Nov 3, 2009

    SSG Tracy Labrecque, a noncommisioned officer with the Army Field Band, performed the National Anthem for approximately 70,000 fans at an NFL game in Houston, Oct. 25.

  • Natick News and Notes

    Nov 3, 2009

    The Natick Garrison held a town hall meeting on Oct. 13. The Garrison staff participated in a team building training exercise in the Fenway Park section of Boston on Oct. 23. Ret. Brig. Gen. J.A. "Yogi" Mangual, a former Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) commander returned as the guest speaker for the National Disability Employment Awareness Month program.

  • IMCOM changes command

    Nov 3, 2009

    Installation Management Command said farewell to its first commanding general Monday and welcomed Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch as its new commander.

  • Framing a Future

    Nov 3, 2009

    The Second World War was, by definition, played out on a truly global stage. The Brussels American Community includes a member whose roots lie in the soil of our Benelux region, but who, as a direct result of the conflict's titanic drama, became an American citizen, doing a full career in the U.S. military and public service.

  • Postal officials announce holiday mailing dates

    Nov 3, 2009

    The holiday season is approaching quickly, as are the deadlines for mailing those beloved holiday cards and packages in order to reach their stateside destinations in time for Christmas. To allow more time for mailing, USAG Schinnen's Postal Operations offers extended hours during the holiday season, beginning Nov. 21.

  • Funny Man's Message Is Sobering

    Nov 3, 2009

    Standup comedian Bernie McGrenahan used laughter to deliver a candid presentation of the perils of drug and alcohol abuse, along with other behaviors that tear up families.

  • Disability Employment Awareness Month speaker cites need for more diversity in workforce

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Physically challenged does not mean mentally challenged." This was only one of many resounding remarks made by guest speaker Wanda Watson-Mays, U.S. Army Europe Affirmative Employment and Special Emphasis Program manager, during the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Disability Employment Awareness Month event Oct. 20 in the Community Activity Center to encourage employment of disabled personnel.

  • Customs training: Division brings MPs, customs experts to Wiesbaden to hone skills for deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When 1st Armored Division Soldiers deploy to Iraq early next year, one of their missions will be to help ensure equipment and other items are properly prepared and ready for shipment to meet current agreements calling for U.S. combat forces to leave the country by the end of 2011.

  • Natick Post Clean up

    Nov 3, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians work to clean up the installation at Natick.

  • Free vehicle history check now offered

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers in the market for a used car are encouraged to obtain a free vehicle history report through the Financial Readiness team at Army Community Service (ACS), here.

  • ACS credit score event helps service members plan for big purchases

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Fresh off a 12-month deployment, a determined 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) Soldier walked into the Army Community Service (ACS) offices, here, and ventured into territory he had never been before - his credit rating.

  • Knights serve up a warm welcome to returning warriors

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The fourth annual Soldier Appreciation Breakfast treated more than 300 Soldiers and family members to a hot meal at the Main Post Chapel Annex, here, Oct. 25.

  • Big Island getaway - Military resort explodes with activity

    Nov 3, 2009

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Island of Hawaii - Nestled within the vast acres of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and just below the rim of the Kilauea caldera, sits one of the 50th State's truly idyllic getaways for service members and their families.

  • Sappers make a difference at museum

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members volunteered to make a difference, Oct. 24, at the Tropic Lightning Museum, here.

  • FMWR-Hawaii marketing receives quality of life award for communication excellence

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Hawaii's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Marketing Department captured the Secretary of the Army's Quality of Life Award for communications excellence, contributing to FMWR's award-filled October.

  • USAG-HI recreation programs recognized as best in Army

    Nov 3, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) already has the most geographically diverse recreation program in the Army, ranging from Helemano Military Reservation in the north to Fort Shafter in the south, and now it has the best.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu joins military in Hawaii to provide activities during Furlough Fridays

    Nov 3, 2009

    FOSTER VILLAGE, Hawaii - Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu (USAG-Oahu) recently joined forces with other military service branches, hoping their combined efforts would yield answers to the question on many parents' minds these days: "What are we going to do with the children when teachers go on furlough'"

  • Furlough activity, service alternatives are available for students

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Furlough Fridays" are fast approaching, and many parents are concerned and are inquiring about services for their child(ren).

  • Energy conservation requires a change in your perspective

    Nov 3, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Often when people hear the word "conservation," they think, "What do I have to give up'

  • Spouses, children find common ground during deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    HONOLULU Aca,!E+- With a husband in Iraq and his Jeep left behind, what's his wife to do besides change the oil, check the pressure in the tires, or contemplate the next Jeep toy to buy'

  • Keeping the promise is goal of covenant

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly two years after Army senior leaders convened here to sign the Army Family Covenant (AFC), the promise continues to resonate and its quality of life services thrive in the lives of Hawaii's Soldiers and family members.

  • PACOM hosts furlough discussion

    Nov 2, 2009

    CAMP SMITH, Hawaii - The furlough of public school teachers has the potential to displace as many as 14,000 military students attending Hawaii public schools for 17 or 21 furlough days for the 10- or 12-month school year.

  • Key leaders kick off Combined Federal Campaign

    Nov 2, 2009

    The goal of this year's Combined Federal Campaign is 100 percent contact.

  • BOSS "Bump in the Night"

    Nov 2, 2009

    Military members enjoy Halloween night during the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members party at the Weckerling Center Oct. 31. Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation arranged for the two-floor dance hall and shuttle buses to and from the barracks as an alternative to traveling great distances to celebrate Halloween.

  • ASC commanding general signs Army Family Covenant

    Nov 2, 2009

  • Domestic violence program suits them to a T-shirt

    Nov 2, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - To raise awareness of domestic violence, the Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program at Fort Monmouth participated in the Clothesline Project.

  • Army Field Band performs with legendary conductor

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band play with world-class symphony, world-class conductor.

  • U.S. Army Garrison, Natick, fall Post clean up

    Nov 2, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians work to clean up the installation at Natick.

  • Technology on display

    Nov 2, 2009

    Tobyhanna hosted the a technology showcase on Oct. 14, which was designed to bring vendors and the work force together to advance Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) projects.

  • AFCEA, AUSA host luncheon

    Nov 2, 2009

    Eduardo Velez, portfolio integration officer, Enterprise Technology, Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) speaks at the Oct. 15, Pocono Mountain Chapter Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association /Tobyhanna Army Depot Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Membership Luncheon.

  • ASC Soldiers help make house a home

    Nov 2, 2009

    Thirty-five Soldiers of Rock Island Arsenal's Army Sustainment Command volunteered to work all day Oct. 17 at the Habitat for Humanity's 61st house in the Quad Cities area.

  • Green Belt: Improving the way we do business

    Nov 2, 2009

    New processes developed by depot employees will produce savings of more than $1 million and shave hundreds of hours off repair cycle time.

  • 101st CAB TET Offensive Historical Article

    Nov 2, 2009

    101 CAB historical article

  • Engineering battalion keeps lines humming

    Nov 2, 2009

    Fifteen Soldiers are making sure that Tobyhanna maintains its power while saving the depot on its light bill.

  • Woodsman warms hearts, homes of those in need

    Nov 2, 2009

    A line from the movie 'Starman' sums up the good part of human nature - "You are at your very best when things are worst." A former Marine here exemplifies this.

  • Job well done

    Nov 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. Dave Grauel, BFT program manager, and other personnel visited here Oct. 20 to attend a ceremony that honored depot technician's completion of 100,000 Blue Force Tracking installation kits.

  • Arsenal's protectors -- a stitch or shot in time

    Nov 2, 2009

    Long before the fires in a fuze manufacturing building in 1847 that killed an elderly man and a boy Aca,!aEURc both Arsenal employees Aca,!aEURc the Arsenal workforce knew their work to support the nation's warfighters was nothing short of perilous. Therefore, the value of individuals with unique skills, such as a military doctor or nurse, was exponentially raised and their skills were essential to maintaining the morale and welfare of the workforce.

  • Presidio CFC gets under way Oct. 27

    Nov 2, 2009

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Nearly four million federal employees and military personnel are able to contribute to the charities of their choice during the annual charity drive. The annual charity season begins here with a Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony here Oct. 27.

  • Strength of the Arsenal - Families

    Nov 2, 2009

  • ACC TODAY Video News Report

    Nov 2, 2009

    U.S. Army celebrates the full operational capability of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC Commander, and Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director both spoke at Fort Belvoir

  • SJA brings services to the students

    Nov 2, 2009

    Since August, staff of the Presidio of Monterey Staff Judge Advocate has been making the rounds around the POM and Ord Military Community areas.

  • Employees fabricate custom cables

    Nov 2, 2009

    Employees at Tobyhanna now have the capability to fabricate better quality, custom cable harnesses.

  • Planning helps hunters hit safety bull's-eye

    Nov 2, 2009

    Laying on a pile of wood, metal, leaves and assorted hunting equipment, 1st Sgt. Aaron Daniels gazed up at the Fort Polk, La. woods that surrounded him and wondered how in the world he had ended up there. Just a few moments earlier, the senior noncommissioned officer of an AH-64 Apache helicopter maintenance platoon had been sitting quietly in a tree stand positioned about 15 feet off the ground. With his bow and arrow ready, Daniels had been waiting patiently for a deer to emerge from the thick woods when his tree stand disintegrated around him.

  • Tri-Border community celebrates the Month of the Military Family

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Designated as National Military Family Month, November is a time to reflect upon the military family and the contributions each family member makes to our communities and country.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers push themselves through Outstanding Warrior Week

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers with Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, took part in Outstanding Warrior Week exercises in the Schweinfurt training areas Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Corps of Engineers Europe District uses GIS tools to map the road ahead

    Nov 2, 2009

    Work that would take surveyors weeks is done in hours by a GIS operator in an office miles away.

  • Military Family Appreciation Month: "Honoring the Sacrifices of the Military Family"

    Nov 1, 2009

    What is it' Military Family Appreciation Month is a time to honor the sacrifices of our military families. Army families of Active, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and retirees are giving back in a time of need and sustain and support the Soldiers who defend our Nation. Army Families are Army Strong.

  • Soldier, Airman rescue hit-and-run victim

    Oct 30, 2009

    Two NCOs, one from the Army and the other from the Air Force, rescued a civilian in Colorado Springs, who was hit by a car Oct. 16.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldiers work, heal in wildlife program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Wounded warriors work with Fort Carson Wildlife Management Office and the US Fish and Wildlife Service as part of their recovery therapy.

  • Fort Carson, community leaders sign covenant

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Leaders from Fort Carson and civic leaders from the Pikes Peak region gathered at El Pomar Foundation's Penrose House Oct. 22 for a ceremony to sign the Army Community Covenant.

  • Joint Chemical Biological Defense facility project kicks off at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Oct 30, 2009

    Corps of Engineers and customers broke ground for the Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical Biological Defense facility.

  • Curation Project Creates Jobs

    Oct 30, 2009

  • 2009 Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort Gordon

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • Purple Heart Mosaic

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Sam Houston NCOs focus on leadership development

    Oct 30, 2009

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - As Fort Sam Houston celebrates the Year of the Noncomissioned Officer each month, NCOs focus on different aspects of their job. The purpose of the Year of the NCO initiative is to enhance NCO education, fitness, leadership development and pride in service through implementation of programs and policies supporting sustainment and growth of the NCO Corps. Last month Fort Sam Houston NCOs focused on mental fitness. This month the focus is leadership.

  • A clear, cool night greets trunk-or-treaters

    Oct 30, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- An international mix typical of a tri-border community that hosts numerous NATO units enjoyed a clear, cool night as Service and Family members, community volunteers and local Dutch guests scurried 'round the trunk-or-treat path Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. here.

  • Fort Bragg troops enjoy day of fishing

    Oct 30, 2009

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. - Sixty-five servicemembers waited in the pre-dawn chill Oct. 17 to put down their rifles for some fun and fishing off the coast of South Harbor in Oak Island, N.C., courtesy of the Military Appreciation Day Organization. Many had never been on a fishing boat before, much less reeled in a fish. Capt. Krissy Chow, 98th Civil Affairs Battalion said she enjoyed her first time out.

  • Love, grief: Paratrooper shares through poetry

    Oct 30, 2009

    It's not often a Soldier admits to having a sensitive side, but 1st Lt. K. Martai Richardson doesn't mind. The 29 year old recently had his book of poetry, "Reflections of a Man's Soul," published by Xlibris Corporation

  • Fort Bragg offers help to Soldiers, Families affected by TBI

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Sgt. Nicholas Lima knows a thing or two about head injuries. He said he has been running into doorways for most of his life and even has an inch-long scar on the top of his to prove this point. As an artilleryman with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, the 26 year old also knows about the dangers of combat. He survived explosions in Iraq that caused additional damage to his brain. To top it off, Lima was involved in a severe car accident three months ago in which he suffered a concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

  • Noncommissioned officer mentors, guides junior leaders

    Oct 30, 2009

    Sergeant 1st Class David Morrison takes his job as a senior small group leader at the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer Academy very seriously. He said that he feels the most important job of NCOs is to take care of their Soldiers.

  • Fort Bragg, German paratroopers team up for joint airborne operation

    Oct 30, 2009

    Federal Eagle is a biannual event involving U.S. and German militaries in cooperative airborne operations held this year Oct. 20 through Saturday at Sicily Drop Zone.

  • Victims remembered during vigil

    Oct 30, 2009

    Members of the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities gathered at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Friday to remember domestic violence victims during the Remember My Name Memorial and Candlelight Vigil.

  • Community Remembers Fallen MP

    Oct 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium-The Supreme Headquarter Allied Powers Europe and ChiAfA..vres Garrison communities filled the SHAPE International Chapel Oct. 30 to remember a fellow Soldier who was killed just a few days earlier on his way to work.

  • Fort Bragg AFAP outbrief highlights concerns

    Oct 30, 2009

    Delegates of officers, enlisted personnel, spouses, retirees and civilians participated in the 2009 Army Family Action Plan outbrief, at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club Oct. 21.

  • Fort Bragg students win post-wide energy contest

    Oct 30, 2009

    Three Fort Bragg students were recognized Friday as the winners of the Fort Bragg Department of Defense Education Activity Energy Artwork Contest.

  • Fort Bragg deploys firefighters to Puerto Rico

    Oct 30, 2009

    Four civilian firefighters from the Fort Bragg fire department deployed to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico Sunday to assist in fighting a massive explosion at a petroleum, oil and lubricant facility near the Army installation.

  • 28th CSH deploys to Iraq

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Soldiers of 28th Combat Support Hospital bid farewell to Family and friends during a deployment ceremony held at Pike Field Monday. The ceremony was attended by several hundred Family members, fellow Soldiers and other distinguished guests, including Medal of Honor recipient Col. Gordon R. Roberts.

  • Combat Medic Challenge: Soldier Medics tested physically, mentally during Expert Field Medical Compe

    Oct 30, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the Medical Department Activity in Heidelberg, Germany, claimed the title of "Best Medics in the Army" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Oct. 19-23. Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk, a healthcare specialist and Sgt. Charles Smith, a radiology specialist earned best scores in the combat medic lanes and road march, and were the overall winners for the competition. Pietrzyk and Smith represented the Europe Regional Medical Command in the event.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps changes structure to be more adaptable for any mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    October 16 marked the quiet transition of the XVIII Airborne Corps from the Army of Excellence structure of the late 1980s to a modular corps, designed to fight and work alone or with units across the Army in a joint environment.

  • JFEX Soldiers showcase capabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

  • WFSC participates in 'Make a Difference Day' building PETs

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Warrior and Family Support Center jumped on the band wagon Oct. 24 and participated in "Make a Difference Day" a national, annual event where neighbors help neighbors by participating in a project that will help the community. Volunteers at WFSC built Personal Energy Transportation vehicles, hand-craned wheelchairs with solid rubber tires for use on dirt and grass. Known as PETs the wheelchairs are shipped to less fortunate disabled people in other countries allowing them better mobility in areas without sidewalks or paved roads.

  • Ex-Army Pilot Flies Friendly Skies To Help Others

    Oct 30, 2009

    Flying the skies is more than a hobby for pilot Dennis Boyer. It's also an affirmation of life, a chance to help someone who is suffering, an opportunity to touch someone coping with threatening health issues. Boyer is a Mercy Flight Southeast pilot, volunteering his six-seat, twin engine Cessna 310 to provide free airplane transportation for children and adults who need transportation for medical care in facilities hundreds of miles from Huntsville. He has also provided compassionate flights for Soldiers who need quick transportation to visit a dying relative. "This is something that I can do to give back," said Boyer, the chief engineer for the Kiowa Warrior Product Office, Program Executive Office for Aviation. "I've taken a lot of patients to M.D. Anderson in Houston for cancer treatments. I've made a lot of flights with children out to South Carolina to the Shriners Hospital. And a lot to Memphis to the Memphis Children's Hospital and to St. Jude's Children's Hospital." Mercy Flight Southeast is affiliated with the nationwide Angel Flight program. Its volunteer pilots provide transportation for transplant programs, medical care, compassionate care, domestic violence relocations and disaster relief.

  • Army Family Covenant: AFAP Conference success story for Army, Families

    Oct 30, 2009

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Leaders and community representatives were ready to tackle issues at the Fiscal Year 2010 Fort Sam Houston Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 21 through 23 at the Sam Houston Club. Over 50 issues were discussed and prioritized from housing to behavioral health, as well as recycling.

  • BRAC Construction in full swing

    Oct 30, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Military construction activity in San Antonio again reaches historic levels with more than $700 million in con-tracts in fiscal year 2009. The Base Realignment and Closure construction program in San Antonio has boosted over-all military construction expenditures in the city to historically high levels for the second year in a row.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District and the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment awarded 35 BRAC and other military construction contracts worth a total of $738 million during fiscal year 2009, which ended on Sept. 30.

  • Sun Shines On Special Olympics Track and Field

    Oct 30, 2009

    The annual Special Olympics track and field event just keeps getting better each year. The crowd, events and activities were even bigger than in previous years. So were the smiles. "It's a wonderful team effort between Redstone Arsenal and the local community to be able to support this event," Army Community Service director Sue Paddock said. "For the Soldiers it's a great learning experience. We really enjoy supporting it." Close to a thousand athletes, Soldiers, volunteers and well-wishers turned out at Milton Frank Stadium on Oct. 20 for the four and a half hour event. Among that number were 250 Soldiers from the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. "The Soldiers did a great job as escorts. We are so proud to have them be a part of this annual event."

  • 'It's Not Easy Being Green' conference hopping success

    Oct 30, 2009

    The first "It's Not Easy Being Green" Spouse's Conference was held with about 22 people in attendance seven years ago. This year's conference, Oct. 15-16 at Dodd Field Chapel, was a hoppin' good time had by more than 60 attendees. "It's Not Easy Being Green" is designed to celebrates spouses' lives in the military, while also helping them to strengthen community ties, form new friendships and develop skills essential to military life.

  • Wearing Title Of Breast Cancer Survivor With Pride

    Oct 30, 2009

    Becky Feehan had never considered herself a "survivor." Now, she wears that descriptive title with pride. At age 31, Feehan became a breast cancer survivor. With the help of God, her husband, and her family and friends, she quickly responded by having surgery and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, and she won a fight that threatened her life. "When we got the news, my husband told me I had to fight," she said. "He said 'I know you don't have a mean bone in your body, Becky. But you've got to get mean to fight this.' And I was ready to fight." For Feehan, the discovery of breast cancer came at a point in her life when the future held a lot of promise and happiness. Just a couple months earlier, she had married the love of her life, now Air Force Brig. Gen. Terrence Feehan, and the two were settling into their home at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. "In March 2003, we were brand new newlyweds," she said. "But it was my very first trip to the base clinic when the cancer was discovered ... "The possibility that this disease could take my life was not so much frightening as it was disappointing. Terry and I had finally found each other less than a year before, and we were planning a full and joyful life together. It just didn't seem fair to me that this dream could be ending even before it had really begun."

  • Program Allows Interface With Command's Leaders

    Oct 30, 2009

    AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles talked informally with the latest participants in the command's mentoring program. Myles asked each protege what he or she had gotten out of the six-month program and also conversed with their mentors. He awarded certificates to all the participants in this ninth cycle of the People Empowering People mentoring program during the award ceremony Oct. 20. "This program is set up so well to allow you to interface with our leaders. We've got some great leaders here," Myles said. he Aviation and Missile Command's latest cycle of the program, conducted by AMCOM G-1 (Human Resources), began April 20.

  • Inspirational speaker addresses challenges, opportunities for individuals with disabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, U.S. Army South hosted a program Oct. 20 for a large crowd of Soldiers, civilians and veterans at Army Community Service. "The number of individuals with severe disabilities working in government has dropped every year since 1994. Today individuals with severe disabilities represent only one percent of the total population working in government workforce," said Col. Mary Garr, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, who provided opening remarks for the event. "We can do better, and we must do better."

  • Animals Receive Annual Blessing At Chapel

    Oct 30, 2009

    Bicentennial Chapel celebrated its annual Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 3. The Blessing of the Animals has been celebrated at the chapel for more than 20 years.

  • Gift Chapel centennial highlights bond between Fort Sam, city of San Antonio

    Oct 30, 2009

    The Gift Chapel's 100th anniversary Oct. 20 commemorated a centennial of community between Fort Sam Houston and residents of the city of San Antonio. Flags from each of the states waved in the breeze, patriotic bunting adorned the building's faAfASade and a pleasantly noisy crowd of about 250 civilian and military assembled at the front entrance of the chapel reminiscent of a typical American main-street festivity.

  • Soldier aims for Olympic trials, World Class Athlete Program

    Oct 30, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - Ten seconds is what kept runner 2LT Derek Taylor from competing in the 2008 Olympic trials during his senior year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Community brings Boots on Broadway

    Oct 30, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - SFC Shielda Groce, a Reserve Soldier with the Warrior Transition Battalion, won a four-day trip to Orlando, Fla., and Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday at Boots on Broadway.

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